On Friday, February 10, we mailed our dossier to West Sands Adoption! This was a lot to gather and complete in less than two months, so we are happy to have it completed. According to the flow chart West Sands gave us, it takes 2-3 weeks for the dossier to be sent to Ethiopia. From there, it says that the process varies by country, but they gave us an estimated 3-6 months of waiting for a referral. Once we receive a referral, we will travel to Ethiopia for the first time for court. Then it will be another 6-8 weeks when we travel there again to bring home Baby Frazey! The dossier is a huge step done because now we are just waiting for a phone call......
We are also required to get fingerprinted by USCIS at Homeland Security in Phoenix this week. Those take six weeks to process, but West Sands told us that they do not need those in order to send the dossier.
From here, our updates will be letting everyone know where we are on the waiting list. We don't have a number yet--so stay tuned! :)
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6